NEWS AND LINKS

  • Nassau County has a backlog of complaints abut unsafe intersections and roadways - Schedule your school program today!

    According to Newsday, Nassau County has a backlog of complaints abut unsafe intersections and roadways throughout the County. These locations, as identified by Nassau County Department of Public are “unsafe for various reasons ranging from aging roadways with increasing amounts of traffic and accidents caused by misuse of cellphones while driving.” Many of the locations will require traffic studies taking upwards of a year to complete before improvements can be made.

    In the meantime, to help remediate the problem, the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board, through the services of the NY Coalition for Transportation Safety, will offer traffic safety education programs upon request for schools, senior centers and community organizations. Programs cover pedestrian safety and bicycle safety as well as relevant sections of the NY State Vehicle & Traffic Law that applies to pedestrians and bicyclists. Program participants can also learn how to assess their environment for the safest places to walk or bike. Programs are approximately 30 to 45 minutes.

    To schedule a program for your school or organization, please call Cynthia Brown, 516-571-6808 or email her at cbrown1@nassaucountyny.gov.

    Programs are funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration through a grant from the NY State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.

  • Bicycle Safety and Helmet Distribution, Point Lookout, NY, Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    The New York Coalition for Transportation Safety, at the request of Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford, conducted a bicycle safety educational program in Point Lookout, NY. The program included instruction in bicycle safety and the distribution of bicycle helmets to nearly 50 children and adults who attended. According to Legislator Ford, Point Lookout and its surrounding communities have the most bicyclists on the streets in Nassau County at any given time. Legislator Ford, who donated more than 2 dozen helmets for the event, urged her constituents to ride their bikes carefully and responsibly. “I hope that promoting bicycle safety will improve the well-being of our residents, reduce injuries and save lives.”   

                      

                                                                                    

    NY Coalition for Transportation staff fit bicycle helmets for both

    youngsters and adults who participated in the Pt. Lookout Bicycle

    Safety Education Program and Helmet giveaway. Legislator

    Ford (top) watches as a young man gets his first bicycle helmet.

  • WALK BIKE NASSAU Event -  June 5th 2018

    WALK BIKE NASSAU Event - June 5th 2018

    Thank you to all attendees and supporting organizations including AAA, DEDICATEDD and the NY State Governor's Traffice Safety Committe for helping us make this event a such a success!

    DEDICATEDD table -  Wendy Tepfer and Marge Lee

    Triple AAA

    Safe Kids

    Queens County Traffic Safety Program

    All photo credits: Carl Tepfer

  • WALK-BIKE NASSAU, June 5, 2018, Save the Date!

    photo credit Ian J. Stark

    The first ever county-wide pedestrian and bicycle safety event!

    The Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) in partnership with the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board and Long Island Health Collaborative presents Walk-Bike Nassau.

    Walk-Bike Nassau mission is to raise awareness, provide education and empower residents and community leaders in Nassau County to increase health and safety for everyone who is walking and biking.

    When: Tuesday June 5, 2018

    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Yes We Can Center

    141 Garden Street Westbury, NY

    Accessible via public transit. Parking available.

    Flyers and website up shortly

    #WalkBikeNassau